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Author Topic:   Problems with being an Atheist (or Evolutionist)
Nunquam
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Message 99 of 276 (549916)
03-11-2010 12:44 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by Stile
12-08-2008 10:37 AM


My main problem with being an atheist is realizing that this is the only life I have and the only life that my friends and family have. Consequently, we will never see each other again. This was the major consolation that religion provided for me - that I would see them again (so long as they didn't end up in hell).
I'm beginning to cope with this problem though: I won't be missing anyone when I'm dead, so I wouldn't know any better anyway. I also try to consider what would happen if people didn't die (over-population, monotony of life, etc). That tends to eliminate the problem for me as well.

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Nunquam
Junior Member (Idle past 4833 days)
Posts: 8
From: New Jersey, USA
Joined: 02-10-2009


Message 108 of 276 (565279)
06-15-2010 6:52 PM
Reply to: Message 105 by Stile
03-20-2010 4:51 PM


Re: Death, The End, and Atheism
Stile writes:
If, indeed, you die and you do miss seeing your friends and family, then death is not "the end" and you are existing within some sort of afterlife, and what you think atheism entails isn't actually true.
Yeah, I don't believe in any sort of afterlife. I won't be missing anybody when I'm dead. It's just thinking about it now, while I'm alive, that sorta bothers me.
I really shouldn't call this a problem though. It doesn't bother me nearly as much as it did when I first became an atheist.
Stile writes:
...and, this is the part where I would apologize for not reading your whole message before replying to the first paragraph and realizing that you already know everything I just talked about and likely have moved on from this issue on your own.
It's all good. Happens to the best of us.

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